Our Executive Board
Josh Kennedy - President
Brother Josh Kennedy is a senior who was born and raised in Spring, Texas. He's in the iMPA program and currently works part-time as an Accounting Clerk at The Finley Company - a private investment firm in Downtown Austin. Josh pledged in the Fall of 2015 and has served as Rush Captain, Marketing Director, and now President of the Iota chapter. Josh has a strong passion for music; he loves to sing, play guitar, piano, and ukulele. He also enjoys being outdoors and doing water-sports like kayaking, rafting, and wake-boarding. Josh is currently going through iMPA recruiting and hopes to be working for one of the Big 4 accounting firms upon graduation.
Brian Kim - Vice PResident
Brian Kim is a junior Quantitative Finance and Mathematics major from Mansfield, Texas. He joined AKPsi his first semester at UT and has previously served as Secretary of his pledge class, Corporate Sponsorship Chair, and Professional Director. Brian is also a member of Texas for Expanding Opportunity and Zero to Fit nonprofit, and he is a part of an independent research project on campus performing attribution analysis on mutual funds and hedge fund managers. This past summer, Brian interned at Donovan Ventures, an oil & gas private equity firm, and next summer, he will be joining Wells Fargo Securities as a Summer Analyst at their commodities trading desk in Houston. In summer 2020, he will be riding his bike from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska as part of the Texas4000 team to raise awareness for cancer. Brian is passionate about football, poker, gastronomy, educational equity, and cancer outreach. He one day hopes to travel to visit famous restaurants across the world.
robert tedjajuwana - Financials vp
Brother Robert Tedjajuwana is a junior studying Economics and Mathematics. He was born and raised in Indonesia before he went to Austin. Robert is passionate about finance, with previous work experience as an equity research analyst and a summer investment banking analyst. After he graduates, he plans to work in the finance industry. Robert is also passionate about traveling and has been to 10 countries.
Catherine Jiau - professional director
Catherine Jiau a senior at the University of Texas at Austin studying Supply Chain Management at the McCombs School of Business. She is also working on a minor in psychology because she thinks in order to have a harmonious team, it is crucial to understand people with all different backgrounds. She joined Alpha Kappa Psi in Fall of 2017, and has also served as rush captain. This past summer, Catherine worked at Goodman Manufacturing in Houston, Texas, and in the future she hopes to work for a company that has a strong positive impact on the community. In her spare time, Catherine loves to be with my family and friends, dabble in the culinary arts, dance, and explore nature.
Bianca Manciu - treasurer
Brother Bianca Manciu is a senior at The University of Texas from El Paso, Texas. She is currently studying Marketing with a minor in Management Information Systems and pursuing the Elements of Computing Certificate at UT. Bianca joined Alpha Kappa Psi in the Fall of her freshman year in 2015. She currently works for The Daily Dot, which is a news site geared toward millennials, as their eCommerce Analyst Intern. Some things that Bianca enjoys are finding new places to eat, books, and coffee shops. Upon graduation, Bianca hopes to pursue a career in consulting.
Riya Gandhi - Philanthropy director
Riya Gandhi is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin studying Advertising with a business minor at The Stan Richards School of Advertising and PR. She loves traveling, reading, working out, and, most importantly, raising money for the kids at Dell Children's Medical Hospital. She's also highly involved with Texas Thon and is excited to have a marketing internship this summer. She's looking forward to having a great semester through serving and impacting our community on and off campus.
naveen jain - Director of alumni relations
Brother Naveen Jain is currently a junior Finance major from Houston, Texas. He hopes to also pursue a minor in Accounting. He joined Alpha Kappa Psi in the fall of 2017, and has also served as Secretary for the Iota Chapter. Naveen is currently the Financial Director for an accounting organization and enjoys participating in service oriented activities. Some of his hobbies include fishing, basketball, football, and cooking. In the future, Naveen hopes to work for the finance sector in a tech company.
Angela Zhang - social director
Brother Angela Zhang is a junior Chemical Engineering major from Houston, Texas. She hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in patent law. Angela joined Alpha Kappa Psi in Spring 2017 and served as Secretary of her pledge class. She is a competitive tennis player and public forum debater. Angela enjoys working out, traveling the world, and brunching. She is passionate about music, women's rights, and event planning.
Victor sambuis - Marketing Director
Victor Sambuis is a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin, currently pursuing a double major in Finance and Mathematics. He is originally from Paris, France. Victor joined Alpha Kappa Psi in the Fall semester of his freshman year in 2017. He currently works as a Junior Financial Analyst for Iota Capital Management and as a Pizza Editor at the Pizza Press. On his free time, Victor likes to go work out, learn to play the guitar, and cook. After graduation, Victor hopes to work in the field of Finance and Data Analytics on an international scale.
Treeank Patnaik - Technology Director
Treeank Patnaik is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major from Sugar Land, Texas. He joined Alpha Kappa Psi in the fall of 2017 as a freshman, and is also pursuing a certificate in Business Foundations. Treeank is interested in web design, and has designed the Recruit Iota platform during his tenure as Technology Director. He is interested in psychology, and hopes to get more involved with data science in the future. He is also enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and trying new foods.
Michelle Ayala - historian
Paulina Barron is a 3rd year iMPA student who is pursuing her bachelor's and master's in accounting. She seeks to become a CPA and work for the Big Four upon graduation. Paulina joined Alpha Kappa Psi her freshman year, Fall of 2016, in hopes of expanding her network and exploring the different majors offered at McCombs. Through AKPsi, she was able to discover her passion for accounting and has developed strong friendships over the years. Paulina is currently working as a Program Assistant for UT RecSports where she leads the finances for all 42 sponsored club sports at the school. She is also involved in another student organization called Texas Darlins and enjoys to spend her free time in outdoor activities here in Austin. One of her favorite activities is paddling boarding on Lady Bird lake with friends and family.
Thomas Wise - secretary
Thomas Wise is a sophomore studying Accounting major at McCombs from Weatherford, Texas. He joined AKPsi the spring of his freshman year and served as his pledge class treasurer. He now serves as secretary for the active chapter. This past summer Thomas worked at a law firm as well as summer courses. He plans to work in Austin this coming summer handling accounts receivable and payable. Outside of school, Thomas is passionate about baseball, hiking, astronomy, and country music. After graduation, Thomas hopes to work in audit in North Texas.